Before you bought a home you probably did some research on what you felt you could afford. Before making a lot of school visits, why not do something similar before committing to a large purchase/investment like four years of college. The individual sources of funds are on the left and the total of the resources devoted to college is on the right. This is one of the reports we prepare for our clients. After you review this, please take a look at the College Aid drop down for some insight into that process.